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Location and the Low Income Experience: Analyses of Program Dynamics in the Iowa Family Investment Program

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  • Jensen, Helen H.
  • Keng, S-H
  • Garasky, Steven

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Former recipients in nonmetro areas in Iowa were more likely to return to cash assistance in the first two quarters after leaving, but the difference disappears as time passes. Those in metro areas were more dependent on welfare, that is, they were less likely to have earnings or child support.

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  • Jensen, Helen H. & Keng, S-H & Garasky, Steven, 2000. "Location and the Low Income Experience: Analyses of Program Dynamics in the Iowa Family Investment Program," Staff General Research Papers Archive 10531, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
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    1. Wessman, Cory Robert, 2001. "The impact of human capital and income supports in alleviating material hardships among low-income households," ISU General Staff Papers 2001010108000018188, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
    2. Pan, Suwen & Fuller, Wayne A. & Jensen, Helen H., 2001. "Welfare Reform and Labor Participation: Are There Urban and Rural Differences?," 2001 Annual meeting, August 5-8, Chicago, IL 20665, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    3. Cynthia Needles Fletcher & Jan L. Flora & Barbara J. Gaddis & Mary Winter & Jacquelyn S. Litt, 2000. "Small Towns and Welfare Reform: Iowa Case Studies and Families and Communities," JCPR Working Papers 190, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research.

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